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Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word of the Year - and Decade!

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  • Rowan Crawford,

    "100% Pure," quotation marks included.

    And a nod to the Hekia Parata and the Gunning-Fog Index with "AAARRGGGGGH!"

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Wood,

    Is "100%" a word?

    Now back in Aucktown • Since Dec 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Wood,

    Argh, Rowan, you bastard!

    Now back in Aucktown • Since Dec 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Rowan Crawford, in reply to Greg Wood,

    I wondered if it was too much of a gimme!

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    it's "complicated" - used whenever one doesn't want to explain anything to anyone ever

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 328 posts Report Reply

  • Toby,

    brainfade

    pt chev • Since Mar 2011 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Wisemonkey,

    2012 - the year of "breach"

    Wellington • Since Jan 2010 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Wood, in reply to Toby,

    "can't recall, sorry"

    Now back in Aucktown • Since Dec 2006 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Kiosk.
    Supermoon. [sic]
    Renewal.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Leak. Ng.

    Heh.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    "fetching"

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Leveson.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2121 posts Report Reply

  • Kebabette,

    Brownleebensraum

    Christchurch • Since Feb 2007 • 186 posts Report Reply

  • Shane Telfer,

    rejuvenate

    Parata-speak for closing ChCh schools.

    NZ • Since Jul 2012 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • JWT1,

    Fiscal Cliff

    Manawatu • Since Aug 2010 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to JWT1,

    Fiscal Cliff

    Nah. 2013. Save it.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    I feel like this year so many events have had their own hashtag to define them that I'll nominate

    Hashtag

    as word of the year.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3268 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    proletard

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4424 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Just to be first for Decade cos others have picked them....

    Google.
    Facebook
    Twitter

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Toby,

    brainfade

    I second this! I love that it's pretty much become a standard description in the media for John Key's inability to diplomatically answer a question he'd rather not answer.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh hell, I feel compelled to join in. I need to propose this for Word of the Decade:

    Data

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18725 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Breach

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 345 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    I feel like this year so many events have had their own hashtag to define them that I'll nominate

    Hashtag

    Events having hashtags of their own is not new for 2012. Afterall, #eqnz was a nominee in both 2010 and 2011. What is new for 2012 is "hashtag" becoming a word in its own right. People talk about hashtags without needing to gloss what it means. And check out the IRL spoken use of such lol phrases as "hashtag woteva". And then there's the news that a new parent had (maybe) named their child hashtag. Yeah, the word has become its own thing in 2012. #hashtag

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • matthewbuchanan,

    Hobbit

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Yeah kinda what I was getting at but said more eloquently

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3268 posts Report Reply

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